RSV rates soar

Health authorities are reporting a surge in respiratory syncytial virus infections across the country, with a recent week-on-week increase of almost 30 percent. 688 new cases were logged in the ESR’s July 4 report, taking this year’s total to 1,680 cases. Some paediatric and maternity hospitals have imposed restrictions on visitors and delayed elective procedures so as to leave bedspace for respiratory infection admissions. Read more and more information on RSV from healthdirect.

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